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Tim Nolan 08-02-2010 05:40 AM

Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Saw a few neat things.....

That's me in one of my favorite photo spots...First time I walked out those doors and saw this, I actually got all choked up!
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2542.jpg

They had a few models on display, but they could sure uyse some help from some of the guys on this site! (Or at least hit ebay for some cooler stuff for the displays!)
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2530.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2529.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2523.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2524.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2517.jpg

This stuff was kind of sad looking....
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2510.jpg

They had a few "larger scale" ones to show too....
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2497.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2499.jpg

Saturn 3 and my son-in-law Steve....
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2504.jpg

Tim Nolan 08-02-2010 05:42 AM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2507.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2508.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2501.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2518.jpg

I know this is just real space and not sci-f-, but I thought you guys would appreciate the photos....
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2525.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2538.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2545.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2543.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2544.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...e/IMG_2547.jpg

777 08-02-2010 07:31 AM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Wow. I remember going there when I was 5. Looks exactly the same :) Great snaps btw! :hail:

suki5150 08-02-2010 11:16 AM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Sensational pictures................


A great place to visit.

:notworthy::notworthy:

feek61 08-02-2010 04:31 PM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Love the KSC; looks like you had a great time.

rider 08-02-2010 06:56 PM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Awesome pics :hail::hail::hail:

(and glad to see me represented in my spacesuit too :p)

Thanks for sharing :D

Neb 08-02-2010 07:35 PM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
The first time I walked into the Saturn V visitor's center, I went through the cargo doors ih the main grotto that puts you dead center amidships to that beastie. :eek:

You can barely see each end of her from that perspective-----I never realized how big she was . Every hair on my arms stood straight up, and my eyes teared up as well.;)

When my wife saw the look on my face, her eyes teared up too.:D

If your an American, and you pay taxes, you should be given one free ticket, lodging, and gas money to see this place.

As a testimony to exactly what this country used to be about---and what it could be again.:cool::)

I've never been more humbled by a human accomplishment. :)


Glad you had a good time and GREAT pics! :notworthy:

Refit1701 08-03-2010 03:29 AM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
I've spent quite a few days there photographing and researching. I never tire of it. Many of the models you see are contractor produced items from back in the day. They might not match what flew but they are artifacts.

I miss it now, haven't been in four years....

LastBattlestar 08-03-2010 05:14 AM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Once, just once, I want to see that Saturn 5. I want to check out those biblically-sized J2 engines and imagine their 2 tons of fuel a second, Hand of God power outputs.:notworthy:

Have you guys seen the DVD with the ultra slo-mo Engineering footage of each S5 launch? Wombat lent it to me and wow! Even the launch audio is pitch-corrected to match the footage. That engine crackle and sub-30Hz bass is bloody amazing in a home theatre situation.:D

Thanks for sharing Tim!

Mike

Tim Nolan 08-03-2010 05:55 AM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Geez, we're all a bunch of mushy wussies huh??!! LOL!!!

Glad the sentiment is shared by many. In my opinion, it is truly one of mankinds greatest achievements, and one of the wonders of the world. Tall buildings are impressive, but this is like a tall FLYING building!!!! I think if I worked down there, I'd go sit in that building on my lunch breaks every day and just look at it while munching a sandwich. What could be more satisfying? :D

LastBattlestar 08-03-2010 06:03 AM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Heh, us blokes have an emotional attachment to machines that mystifies the female gender! Damn, I got chills after seeing your first pic of those engines. Such a short service life, but what a way to go!

Mike

Neb 08-03-2010 06:30 PM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tim Nolan (Post 181459)
Geez, we're all a bunch of mushy wussies huh??!! LOL!!!

Glad the sentiment is shared by many. In my opinion, it is truly one of mankinds greatest achievements, and one of the wonders of the world. Tall buildings are impressive, but this is like a tall FLYING building!!!! I think if I worked down there, I'd go sit in that building on my lunch breaks every day and just look at it while munching a sandwich. What could be more satisfying? :D

Wussies? YOU BET! :D:D:D

I told my wife the same thing----if I'd not met her, I'd be happy with a broken down mobile home on the beach, driving a rusty '71 Vega to work everyday just to be a Janitor there. :)

Well----sounds like I've got my retirement planned out! :D

katana2001 08-07-2010 05:30 PM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Sweet zombie jezuz..

One day,I will have the cash to make a trip there..

And the janitors will follow,with mops for the drool. ;)


You guys are very lucky to have such an amazing spot relatively nearby.

darkimmitator 08-14-2010 10:11 PM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Incredible snapshots there Chris .Thanks for posting them . I can't stop looking at those monstrous Saturn V engines .I would give anything to have experienced those apollo mission launches !!!

Hangarbay94 08-27-2010 08:35 AM

Re: Kennedy Space Center yesterday
 
Chris, I've always been fascinated by this stuff. Not since Roman times has the human race stepped backwards in terms of technological achievements, but with the cancellation of the moon program that is exactly what has happened.

These pictures show the apex of Human achievement, and are nothing short of awe inspiring! Those Saturn V F1 engines are truly a wonder!!!

Thank you so much for sharing what must have been a fantastic experience.


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